Professor Arieh Iserles awarded the 2012 David Crighton Medal

Professor Arieh IserlesProfessor Arieh Iserles of DAMTP has been awarded the 2012 David Crighton Medal, jointly with Dr Peter Neumann of the University of Oxford. The Medal is awarded jointly by the Councils of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) and the London Mathematical Society (LMS) (the two principal mathematics societies in the UK) for services to mathematics and the mathematics community.

In the words of the joint statement of IMA and LMS: "Professor Iserles' research has been at the leading edge of numerical analysis for his whole career. His early papers dealt with stability and accuracy, which were at the forefront of numerical analysis at the time. Iserles has an outstanding record of service to the research community in his editorial work, especially for Acta Numerica; to the Society for the Foundations of Computational Mathematics, as well as teaching and mentoring."

David Crighton, in whose memory the Medal was instituted, was Head of DAMTP from 1991 until his death in 2000, at which time he was President-Designate of the LMS as well as a Former President of the IMA.